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The application/ogg Media Type (RFC3534)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012580D
Original Publication Date: 2003-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-May-16
Document File: 7 page(s) / 10K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

L. Walleij: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Ogg Bitstream Format aims at becoming a general, freely-available standard for transporting multimedia content across computing platforms and networks. The intention of this document is to define the MIME media type application/ogg to refer to this kind of content when transported across the Internet. It is the intention of the Ogg Bitstream Format developers that it be usable without intellectual property concerns.

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Network Working Group                                         L. Walleij

Request for Comments: 3534                      The Ogg Vorbis Community

Category: Standards Track                                       May 2003

                     The application/ogg Media Type

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   The Ogg Bitstream Format aims at becoming a general, freely-available

   standard for transporting multimedia content across computing

   platforms and networks.  The intention of this document is to define

   the MIME media type application/ogg to refer to this kind of content

   when transported across the Internet.  It is the intention of the Ogg

   Bitstream Format developers that it be usable without intellectual

   property concerns.

Conventions used in this Document

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",

   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this

   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [2].

1. The Ogg Bitstream Format

   The Ogg Bitstream format has been developed as a part of a larger

   project aimed at creating a set of components for the coding and

   decoding of multimedia content (codecs) which are to be freely

   available and freely re-implementable both in software and in

   hardware for the computing community at large, including the Internet

   community.

   Raw packets from these codecs may be used directly by transport

   mechanisms that provide their own framing and packet-separation

   mechanisms (such as UDP datagrams).

Walleij                     Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3534             The application/ogg Media Type             May 2003

   One such framing and content-separation mechanism is the real-time

   transport protocol (RTP).  RTP allows the streaming of synchronous

   lossy data for broadcasting and similar purposes.  If this function

   is desired then a separate RTP wrapping mechanism should be used.  A

   wrapping mechanism is currently under development.

   For stream based storage (such as files) and transport (such as TCP

   streams or pipes), Ogg codecs use the Ogg Bitstream Format to provide

   framing/sync, sync recapture after error, landmarks during seeking,

   and enough information to properly separate data back into packets at

   the original packet boundaries...